La Conner is a small town in Washington.

La Conner waterfront

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La Conner can be accessed from Interstate 5 from the North or South, or by water through the Swinomish Channel to the west. It is located about 10 miles west of the interstate on the channel. The drive through the farmland of the Skagit Valley is especially beautiful.

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La Conner is a great town to walk, with almost all retailers and restaurants and museums located within a 2 block radius of either First Street on the waterfront or Morris Street, which runs the length of town and intersects First. The town is surrounded on 3 sides by water, and the other by lush, flat farmland which makes for easy biking for miles. Otherwise, you'll need a car, or a boat, as towns are pretty far apart and there is little public transportation.

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In La Conner you'll find plenty of evidence of the creativity that has flourished there since the 1940s.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. La Conner is located at the edge of the largest tulip-growing region in the world, the Skagit Valley. In Spring, the local fields are filled with ribbons of color as the valley hosts the annual Tulip Festival the entire month of April. The protected farmland around the town is said to be some of the richest in the world, and the region grows everything from strawberries to wheat, with many local farmstands selling their wares on the highways and in town.
  • 1 Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St, +1 360 466-4446, . Su M Noon-5PM, Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM. Showcases a permanent collection of northwest artists, as well as revolving shows through out the year. Free.    
  • 2 Skagit Historical Museum, 501 S 4th St, +1 360-466-3365. Museum featuring exhibits related to the local area. Due to its location on a hill, it offers one of the best views of the town.
  • 3 Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 South Second St, +1 360-466-4288. Has a collection featuring textiles of the Pacific Rim area. Located in one of the oldest homes in town, the Gaches Mansion.

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Bike, kayak, sail in La Conner.

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There are many gift shops, galleries, clothing stores.

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There are many fine dining establishments in town, primarily located on the waterfront at 1st St or along Morris St

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The town also boasts plenty of charming small inns and Bed and Breakfasts.

  • 1 La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N 1st St, toll-free: +1-888-466-4113. Located at the waterfront. Rooms $209–309, Suites $219-349.
  • 2 Wild Iris Inn, 121 Maple Avenue, +1 (360) 466-1400, toll-free: +1 (800) 477-1400, . A boutique inn with queen and king-size beds, a garden, shaded sitting porches in front of some rooms, and a meeting room for about fifty. They serve a two-course breakfast as well. $109-240.
  • 3 The Heron Inn, 117 Maple Ave, +1 360-399-1074, . A small inn with comfortable rooms, and available spa services like massages and facials. Optional breakfast service offers choice of hot and cold, vegetarian and meaty. Rooms $149–169, add $20 for breakfast for two; suites $150–220.

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La Conner's iconic Rainbow Bridge

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